About The Stradwick Clinic

About Us

The Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic team includes  Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychometrists, and Neurofeedback Technicians.

Our team emphasizes the importance of providing an emotionally safe and compassionate environment for building trust and therapeutic rapport, while developing individualized treatment plans that incorporate evidence-based practice.

About Us

The Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic team includes  Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychometrists, and Neurofeedback Technicians.

Our team emphasizes the importance of providing an emotionally safe and compassionate environment for building trust and therapeutic rapport, while developing individualized treatment plans that incorporate evidence-based practice.

Our Team

Dr. Laura S. Stradwick, Psy.D., C.Psych

Dr. Laura S. Stradwick, Psy.D., C.Psych

Director, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Stradwick is director of Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic.  She is a licensed clinical psychologist, registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.  She is currently acquiring her board certification in Neurofeedback training (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance).  She is also a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, and the Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback.  Dr. Stradwick received both her Master’s and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois.  She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario.

Dr. Stradwick has specialized post-doctoral training in health psychology, including management of chronic pain and illness, pre-surgical evaluation, biofeedback training, health habit training, and stress management. She has worked in a variety of different clinical settings, including a hospital system, pain clinic, and an outpatient mental health center working with clients of all ages.  Dr. Stradwick received additional supervised training in Neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) at the Ottawa Neurofeedback Centre.

Dr. Stradwick provides psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing a wide range of presenting concerns.  Areas of specialty include ADHD, depression, anxiety, adjustment/life transition-related difficulties, interpersonal problems, emotional dysregulation, grief and loss, developmental trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), concussion/traumatic brain injury, and chronic pain/illness.  She offers a full range of psychological services in addition to Neurofeedback training.  These services include individual psychotherapy, psychological assessment (i.e. psychoeducational, psychodiagnostic), and psychophysiological-based interventions, such as biofeedback training.

Dr. Stradwick’s therapeutic approach with clients is integrative. She emphasizes client collaboration in order to address presenting symptoms and individualized goals for treatment.  She utilizes an attachment-based, client-centered framework to provide an emotionally safe and compassionate environment for building trust and therapeutic rapport.  Dr. Stradwick’s therapeutic interventions are further informed by evidence-based practice.  Interventions may include, neurofeedback, biofeedback, cognitive behavioural (CBT), psychodynamic, interpersonal, and trauma-focused techniques.  These techniques assist each client in developing greater self-awareness as well as to facilitate self-regulation, psychological resilience, and personal growth.

Dr. Jennifer Lyons, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Dr. Jennifer Lyons, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Lyons provides psychological assessment services to adolescents (13+) and adults, including psychoeducational and psychodiagnostic assessments for ADHD and learning disorders, anxiety, and depression, in the context of a warm and compassionate relationship.

Dr. Lyons received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa in 2018. She competed her residency at the Royal Ottawa Hospital (ROH), working with military veterans, youth, and seniors. She also received training at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, the Ottawa Hospital, the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic, and the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the ROH.

She is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She also works in the Operational Stress Injuries (OSI) clinic at the ROH.

Rachel Côté, M.A.

Rachel Côté, M.A.

Psychometrist

Rachel received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (Highest Honours; 2011) as well as her Master’s of Science degree in Neuroscience (Highest Honours; 2013) from Carleton University.

Rachel has been working as a psychometrist in clinical settings since 2016, working with children, youth, and adults. She performs assessments in order to document the client’s neurocognitive, academic, and social-emotional status. At Stradwick Psychology and Neurofeedback Clinic, Rachel provides QEEG assessments and psychoeducational testing of children and adults under the supervision of Dr. Laura Stradwick.

Rachel is also an EEG and neurofeedback technician and has been working with EEGs since 2015. Previously, Rachel held research positions with the Public Health Agency of Canada and The University of Ottawa Heart Institute.  Rachel’s patient and calm demeanor helps put clients at ease. She very effectively establishes a good working rapport, which helps to ensure that the client is working to the best of their ability.

Sandra Browne-Kealey, Ph.D., RP

Sandra Browne-Kealey, Ph.D., RP

Registered Psychotherapist

As a registered psychotherapist and certified teacher, Sandra has worked with children, youth, adults, and families in community mental health and therapeutic school settings.

Her educational credentials include undergraduate degrees in psychology and education, a masters degree in counselling and a doctorate in education. Sandra has experience supporting clients with a broad range of life challenges including stress, anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, grief and loss, addictions, family and parenting issues, learning differences, career transitions and sports performance. With training in a number of therapeutic models (e.g., cognitive-behavioural, acceptance and commitment, trauma-focused and brief therapy), Sandra has a hopeful, holistic and collaborative approach that is responsive to the needs of clients.

Inspired by the resilience and commitment of clients that she has the privilege of working with, Sandra is passionate about creating a supportive and engaging therapeutic space that fosters positive change.

Saman Hannah, M.A., MFT, RP

Saman Hannah, M.A., MFT, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Saman is a Registered Psychotherapist who is experienced in marital and family therapy, mental health, post trauma, crisis, work related issues, stress, parenting, and overall sense of self. Saman is fluent in English, French, and Farsi. Saman collaborates with her clients, in a supportive and safe way, to arrive at a place of meaningful change and improved day to day living.

A Master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapies as well as a post Master’s certification in Marriage and Family Therapy have given Saman the tools to work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Saman bases her approach on the needs of her clients, meaning that although she has a systemic and psychodynamic foundation, she will use cognitive behavioral or solution focused strategies as required.

Fundamentally, Saman’s core belief is that people are capable of change and that in order to change we need a better understanding of ourselves and others. Saman is passionate about each individual’s ability to grow and therefore fosters the right environment for her clients to be successful in their journeys.

Jen Nadon-Murray, MACP, B.Sc, RP

Jen Nadon-Murray, MACP, B.Sc, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Jen is a Registered Psychotherapist at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic.  She received an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences through the University of Ottawa and went on to pursue her passion for mental health by completing her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University.

As a psychotherapist, Jen offers compassionate and supportive counselling services to individuals, couples, and families looking to address any of life’s many challenges. She specializes in mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and borderline personality disorder, as well as trauma, addictions, chronic pain, stress management, sexuality/gender identity, and relationship/family issues.  Jen has worked with trauma survivors through a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence program and is passionate about helping people of all ages rebuild their lives. She also has experience in a residential addiction treatment centre where she enjoys helping individuals and their families through the process of recovery.

Jen works with children, adolescents, and adults and has additional training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples.  Her approach client-centred and collaborative with a goal of empowerment, resilience, and positive change.

Samantha Senyshyn, MACP, RP

Samantha Senyshyn, MACP, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Samantha is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Samantha received her Honours Bachelor degree in Psychology from Queen’s University and her Masters of Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University.  Before completing her Masters degree Samantha worked in the research aspect of mental health at Queen’s University and Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto studying many disorders which helped further her knowledge and passion for psychology.

Since receiving her Masters, Samantha has had a wide range of experience and additional certifications addressing a number of client concerns including mood and anxiety disorders, anger and emotional expression, suicidal ideation, trauma, relationship challenges, family and parenting concerns, substance use, health concerns, eating disorders, sports psychology and learning differences and cognitive disabilities in children and youth. Samantha has additional experience with concerns that are specific to youth, teens and young adults such as self-esteem, depression, anxiety, school and sports performance and risky behaviour.

Samantha enjoys working with clients in all age ranges including children (6 and up), youth, teens, young adults and adults and sees clients in individual, couples or family sessions.  She has a background in a number of therapeutic approaches including cognitive-behavioural, narrative, dialectical-behaviour, trauma-focused, interpersonal, family systems, emotionally-focused and mindfulness-based.

Samantha believes that every client’s situation is incredibly unique and may require a different combination of interventions and approaches. Samantha is also able to offer both neurofeedback training and biofeedback therapies to her clients.

Samantha takes a non-judgemental, empathetic and holistic approach with clients. She believes that being able to use a combination of therapeutic approaches in an integrative and flexible way is the best way to meet the client’s individual needs and goals and to assist them in enhancing all areas of their life. Samantha focuses on building strong therapeutic connections with her clients which enables them to work on their goals in a positive and trusting environment.

Chelsea Graham, MACP, RP(Q)

Chelsea Graham, MACP, RP(Q)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Chelsea is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She has always had a passion for helping those experiencing hardship at any stage in life, which lead her to pursue an education in the helping profession. Chelsea began her studies in Behavioural Psychology at St. Lawrence College and received an Honours Bachelor of Arts with this specialization. Following this degree, Chelsea made the decision to further her education in counselling specifically through her Master’s in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.

Chelsea prides herself on creating a safe and compassionate environment for clients to begin their healing process. She has several years of experience working with both youth and adults facing addiction (substance and process) and other co-occurring mental health concerns. Chelsea has also worked with clients who have experienced trauma through a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence program. Additionally, Chelsea works with clients who are seeking support through dealing with self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, stress and anger management, grief/loss, self-harm and other obstacles that present themselves in client’s lives.

As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Chelsea believes that the therapeutic relationship is most effective when it is based on collaboration, trust, and openness. Chelsea takes a holistic approach to treating clients using techniques from various modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, and trauma-informed care. She believes that all clients are unique, and her priority is to mold her therapeutic approach to suit each individual client’s needs. Chelsea focuses on building every client’s strengths in order to assist them in enriching all areas of life and move toward whole-hearted living.

Zahra Nafar, B.SC.

Zahra Nafar, B.SC.

Psychotherapist In Training

Zahra is a Psychotherapist in Training, completing a Master’s degree in Counselling in Psychology at Yorkville University.

Her academic training includes undergraduate degrees at Carleton University in Computer Science and Mathematics (2004) and Integrated Science (2006). A passion for the human brain led her to Master’s and Ph.D. studies in Neuroscience at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine in 2007. In 2018, a compelling interest in human behaviour and psychology culminated in her current academic training in Psychotherapy at Yorkville University.

Zahra actively contributes towards enhancing mental health resources for men and women in the defence, security, and intelligence (i.e. DND, VAC, RCMP, CSIS, and CSE), and the Ottawa First Responders utilizing her years of experience in these sectors.

She will complete her practical training at the Stradwick Psychology and Neurofeedback Clinic under the clinical supervision of Dr. Laura Stradwick.

Brittany Duncan, B.A.

Brittany Duncan, B.A.

Neurofeedback Technician

Brittany is a Neurofeedback Technician at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. In 2015, she obtained an Honours B.A. from Carleton University in Psychology and Neuroscience with a specialization in mental health.

Since then, she has worked extensively in mental health research and medical device technology focusing on neuroelectrophysiology and brain stimulation treatment for depression and PTSD.

Her aspirations include developing high-impact clinical research, enhancing treatments for individuals suffering from mental health issues, and becoming a BCIA (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance) certified neurofeedback therapy technician.

Carly Crump, M.SC.

Carly Crump, M.SC.

Neurofeedback Technician

Carly is a trained Psychometrist and Neurofeedback Technician at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Mental Health (Honours) in 2014.  Carly completed her Master’s of Science degree in Neuroscience (Highest Honours) at Carleton University in 2016. Her Master’s thesis examined the genetic and social factors that promote resilience in undergraduate students.

Carly brings her knowledge, passion, and expertise in the field of neuroscience and psychology to the Stradwick Clinic. She is responsible for administering various psychoeducational and psychodiagnostic tests assessing a client’s cognitive, academic and social-emotional functioning. She has been a psychometrist since 2018 in the university setting, working with students and adults. She is also an EEG/Neurofeedback Technician administering QEEG assessments, Neurofeedback, and LORETA NFB. She worked with EEGs throughout her undergraduate degree. Carly enjoys public outreach, especially speaking with and educating students and faculty about mental health, addiction and anything related to neuroscience. She has an enthusiastic, but compassionate nature, creating great rapport with clients. Carly strongly believes that an approach to mental health must be multifaceted, and that one type of treatment simply doesn’t fit all.

Yasmin Abu-Setah, B.Sc.

Yasmin Abu-Setah, B.Sc.

Neurofeedback Technician

Yasmin Abu-Setah is a Neurofeedback technician at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. In January 2018, she started her graduate degree at the University of Ottawa in Biomedical Engineering. In 2017, she obtained her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and Mental Health (Honours B.Sc) with a minor in Psychology.

Her undergraduate Honours project looked at the effects of Deep Brain Stimulation in people with Parkinson’s.

Her career aspirations include becoming a BCIA (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance) certified neurofeedback therapy technician.

Kae Cristobal

Kae Cristobal

Office Manager

Kae joined the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic as an Administrative Assistant and has adapted her role into Office Management.

Kae brings many years of work experience in administration in supporting various organizations such as private clinics, non for profit, medical, and hospital settings.

Previously, Kae worked as a Medical Laboratory Technician, she graduated with honors from Everest College of Business, Healthcare & Technology

Alyssa Peterson, B.A

Alyssa Peterson, B.A

Administrative Assistant

Alyssa is an Administrative Assistant with Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic at our Stittsville location.

Alyssa brings many years of volunteering, administrative and medical knowledge to our clinic. In 2018, Alyssa graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Art’s Honors in Psychology with specific concentration in neuropsychology and brain development. In 2019, she became certified as a Polysomnographic Technologist and has worked in not for profit, medical and hospital settings.

Her aspirations include becoming a BCIA (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance) certified neurofeedback therapy technician and continuing education regarding brain trauma and neurological disorders.

Aaliya Blais-Batres

Aaliya Blais-Batres

Administrative Assistant

Aaliya is a Part-Time Administrative Assistant with Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic.

Aaliya is currently in her third year of her undergraduate degree in Forensic Psychology at Carleton University.

Her educational aspirations include completing a Ph.D. in Psychology and upon completion, her goal is to become a professor of Psychology.

Our Team

Director, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Laura S. Stradwick, Psy.D., C.Psych

Dr. Stradwick is director of Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She is currently acquiring her board certification in Neurofeedback training (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance). She is also a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, and the Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback. Dr. Stradwick received both her Master’s and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario.

Dr. Stradwick has specialized post-doctoral training in health psychology, including management of chronic pain and illness, pre-surgical evaluation, biofeedback training, health habit training, and stress management. She has worked in a variety of different clinical settings, including a hospital system, pain clinic, and an outpatient mental health center working with clients of all ages.  Dr. Stradwick received additional supervised training in Neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) at the Ottawa Neurofeedback Centre.

Dr. Stradwick provides psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing a wide range of presenting concerns.  Areas of specialty include ADHD, depression, anxiety, adjustment/life transition-related difficulties, interpersonal problems, emotional dysregulation, grief and loss, developmental trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), concussion/traumatic brain injury, and chronic pain/illness.  She offers a full range of psychological services in addition to Neurofeedback training.  These services include individual psychotherapy, psychological assessment (i.e. psychoeducational, psychodiagnostic), and psychophysiological-based interventions, such as biofeedback training.

Dr. Stradwick’s therapeutic approach with clients is integrative. She emphasizes client collaboration in order to address presenting symptoms and individualized goals for treatment.  She utilizes an attachment-based, client-centered framework to provide an emotionally safe and compassionate environment for building trust and therapeutic rapport.  Dr. Stradwick’s therapeutic interventions are further informed by evidence-based practice.  Interventions may include, neurofeedback, biofeedback, cognitive behavioural (CBT), psychodynamic, interpersonal, and trauma-focused techniques.  These techniques assist each client in developing greater self-awareness as well as to facilitate self-regulation, psychological resilience, and personal growth. 

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Jennifer Lyons, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Dr. Lyons provides psychological assessment services to adolescents (13+) and adults, including psychoeducational and psychodiagnostic assessments for ADHD and learning disorders, anxiety, and depression, in the context of a warm and compassionate relationship.

Dr. Lyons received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa in 2018. She competed her residency at the Royal Ottawa Hospital (ROH), working with military veterans, youth, and seniors. She also received training at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, the Ottawa Hospital, the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic, and the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the ROH.

She is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She also works in the Operational Stress Injuries (OSI) clinic at the ROH.

Psychometrist

Rachel Côté, M.A.

Rachel received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (Highest Honours; 2011) as well as her Master’s of Science degree in Neuroscience (Highest Honours; 2013) from Carleton University. 

Rachel has been working as a psychometrist in clinical settings since 2016, working with children, youth, and adults. She performs assessments in order to document the client’s neurocognitive, academic, and social-emotional status. At Stradwick Psychology and Neurofeedback Clinic, Rachel provides QEEG assessments and psychoeducational testing of children and adults under the supervision of Dr. Laura Stradwick. 

Rachel is also an EEG and neurofeedback technician and has been working with EEGs since 2015. Previously, Rachel held research positions with the Public Health Agency of Canada and The University of Ottawa Heart Institute.  Rachel’s patient and calm demeanor helps put clients at ease. She very effectively establishes a good working rapport, which helps to ensure that the client is working to the best of their ability.

Registered Psychotherapist

Sandra Browne-Kealey, Ph.D., RP

As a registered psychotherapist and certified teacher, Sandra has worked with children, youth, adults, and families in community mental health and therapeutic school settings.

Her educational credentials include undergraduate degrees in psychology and education, a masters degree in counselling and a doctorate in education. Sandra has experience supporting clients with a broad range of life challenges including stress, anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, grief and loss, addictions, family and parenting issues, learning differences, career transitions and sports performance. With training in a number of therapeutic models (e.g., cognitive-behavioural, acceptance and commitment, trauma-focused and brief therapy), Sandra has a hopeful, holistic and collaborative approach that is responsive to the needs of clients.

Inspired by the resilience and commitment of clients that she has the privilege of working with, Sandra is passionate about creating a supportive and engaging therapeutic space that fosters positive change.

Registered Psychotherapist

Saman Hannah, M.A., MFT, RP

Saman is a Registered Psychotherapist who is experienced in marital and family therapy, mental health, post trauma, crisis, work related issues, stress, parenting, and overall sense of self. Saman is fluent in English, French, and Farsi. Saman collaborates with her clients, in a supportive and safe way, to arrive at a place of meaningful change and improved day to day living.

A Master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapies as well as a post Master’s certification in Marriage and Family Therapy have given Saman the tools to work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Saman bases her approach on the needs of her clients, meaning that although she has a systemic and psychodynamic foundation, she will use cognitive behavioral or solution focused strategies as required.

Fundamentally, Saman’s core belief is that people are capable of change and that in order to change we need a better understanding of ourselves and others. Saman is passionate about each individual’s ability to grow and therefore fosters the right environment for her clients to be successful in their journeys.

Registered Psychotherapist

Jen Nadon-Murray, MACP, B.Sc, RP

Jen is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She received an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences through the University of Ottawa and went on to pursue her passion for mental health by completing her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University.

As a psychotherapist, Jen offers compassionate and supportive counselling services to individuals, couples, and families looking to address any of life’s many challenges. She specializes in mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and borderline personality disorder, as well as trauma, addictions, chronic pain, stress management, sexuality/gender identity, and relationship/family issues. Jen has worked with trauma survivors through a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence program and is passionate about helping people of all ages rebuild their lives.

She also has experience in a residential addiction treatment centre where she enjoys helping individuals and their families through the process of recovery. Jen works with children, adolescents, and adults and has additional training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. Her approach client-centred and collaborative with a goal of empowerment, resilience, and positive change.

Registered Psychotherapist

Samantha Senyshyn, MACP, RP

Samantha is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Samantha received her Honours Bachelor degree in Psychology from Queen’s University and her Masters of Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University.  Before completing her Masters degree Samantha worked in the research aspect of mental health at Queen’s University and Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto studying many disorders which helped further her knowledge and passion for psychology.

Since receiving her Masters, Samantha has had a wide range of experience and additional certifications addressing a number of client concerns including mood and anxiety disorders, anger and emotional expression, suicidal ideation, trauma, relationship challenges, family and parenting concerns, substance use, health concerns, eating disorders, sports psychology and learning differences and cognitive disabilities in children and youth. Samantha has additional experience with concerns that are specific to youth, teens and young adults such as self-esteem, depression, anxiety, school and sports performance and risky behaviour.

Samantha enjoys working with clients in all age ranges including children (6 and up), youth, teens, young adults and adults and sees clients in individual, couples or family sessions.  She has a background in a number of therapeutic approaches including cognitive-behavioural, narrative, dialectical-behaviour, trauma-focused, interpersonal, family systems, emotionally-focused and mindfulness-based.

Samantha believes that every client’s situation is incredibly unique and may require a different combination of interventions and approaches. Samantha is also able to offer both neurofeedback training and biofeedback therapies to her clients.

Samantha takes a non-judgemental, empathetic and holistic approach with clients. She believes that being able to use a combination of therapeutic approaches in an integrative and flexible way is the best way to meet the client’s individual needs and goals and to assist them in enhancing all areas of their life. Samantha focuses on building strong therapeutic connections with her clients which enables them to work on their goals in a positive and trusting environment.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Chelsea Graham, MACP, RP(Q)

Chelsea is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She has always had a passion for helping those experiencing hardship at any stage in life, which lead her to pursue an education in the helping profession. Chelsea began her studies in Behavioural Psychology at St. Lawrence College and received an Honours Bachelor of Arts with this specialization. Following this degree, Chelsea made the decision to further her education in counselling specifically through her Master’s in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.

Chelsea prides herself on creating a safe and compassionate environment for clients to begin their healing process. She has several years of experience working with both youth and adults facing addiction (substance and process) and other co-occurring mental health concerns. Chelsea has also worked with clients who have experienced trauma through a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence program. Additionally, Chelsea works with clients who are seeking support through dealing with self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, stress and anger management, grief/loss, self-harm and other obstacles that present themselves in client’s lives.

As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Chelsea believes that the therapeutic relationship is most effective when it is based on collaboration, trust, and openness. Chelsea takes a holistic approach to treating clients using techniques from various modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, and trauma-informed care. She believes that all clients are unique, and her priority is to mold her therapeutic approach to suit each individual client’s needs. Chelsea focuses on building every client’s strengths in order to assist them in enriching all areas of life and move toward whole-hearted living.

Psychotherapist in Training

Zahra Nafar, B.SC.

Zahra is a Psychotherapist in Training, completing a Master’s degree in Counselling in Psychology at Yorkville University.

Her academic training includes undergraduate degrees at Carleton University in Computer Science and Mathematics (2004) and Integrated Science (2006). A passion for the human brain led her to Master’s and Ph.D. studies in Neuroscience at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine in 2007. In 2018, a compelling interest in human behaviour and psychology culminated in her current academic training in Psychotherapy at Yorkville University.

Zahra actively contributes towards enhancing mental health resources for men and women in the defence, security, and intelligence (i.e. DND, VAC, RCMP, CSIS, and CSE), and the Ottawa First Responders utilizing her years of experience in these sectors.

She will complete her practical training at the Stradwick Psychology and Neurofeedback Clinic under the clinical supervision of Dr. Laura Stradwick.

Neurofeedback Technician

Brittany Duncan, B.A.

Brittany is a Neurofeedback Technician at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. In 2015, she obtained an Honours B.A. from Carleton University in Psychology and Neuroscience with a specialization in mental health.

Since then, she has worked extensively in mental health research and medical device technology focusing on neuroelectrophysiology and brain stimulation treatment for depression and PTSD.

Her aspirations include developing high-impact clinical research, enhancing treatments for individuals suffering from mental health issues, and becoming a BCIA (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance) certified neurofeedback therapy technician.

Neurofeedback Technician

Carly Crump, M.Sc

Carly is a trained Psychometrist and Neurofeedback Technician at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Mental Health (Honours) in 2014.  Carly completed her Master’s of Science degree in Neuroscience (Highest Honours) at Carleton University in 2016. Her Master’s thesis examined the genetic and social factors that promote resilience in undergraduate students.

Carly brings her knowledge, passion, and expertise in the field of neuroscience and psychology to the Stradwick Clinic. She is responsible for administering various psychoeducational and psychodiagnostic tests assessing a client’s cognitive, academic and social-emotional functioning. She has been a psychometrist since 2018 in the university setting, working with students and adults. She is also an EEG/Neurofeedback Technician administering QEEG assessments, Neurofeedback, and LORETA NFB. She worked with EEGs throughout her undergraduate degree. Carly enjoys public outreach, especially speaking with and educating students and faculty about mental health, addiction and anything related to neuroscience. She has an enthusiastic, but compassionate nature, creating great rapport with clients. Carly strongly believes that an approach to mental health must be multifaceted, and that one type of treatment simply doesn’t fit all.

Neurofeedback Technician

Yasmin Abu-Setah, B.Sc.

Yasmin Abu-Setah is a Neurofeedback technician at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. In January 2018, she started her graduate degree at the University of Ottawa in Biomedical Engineering. In 2017, she obtained her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and Mental Health (Honours B.Sc) with a minor in Psychology.

Her undergraduate Honours project looked at the effects of Deep Brain Stimulation in people with Parkinson’s.

Her career aspirations include becoming a BCIA (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance) certified neurofeedback therapy technician.

Office Manager

Kae Cristobal

Kae joined the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic as an Administrative Assistant and has adapted her role into Office Management.

Kae brings many years of work experience in administration in supporting various organizations such as private clinics, non for profit, medical, and hospital settings.

Previously, Kae worked as a Medical Laboratory Technician, she graduated with honors from Everest College of Business, Healthcare & Technology

Administrative Assistant

Alyssa Peterson, B.A

Alyssa is an Administrative Assistant with Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic at our Stittsville location.

Alyssa brings many years of volunteering, administrative and medical knowledge to our clinic. In 2018, Alyssa graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Art’s Honors in Psychology with specific concentration in neuropsychology and brain development. In 2019, she became certified as a Polysomnographic Technologist and has worked in not for profit, medical and hospital settings.

Her aspirations include becoming a BCIA (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance) certified neurofeedback therapy technician and continuing education regarding brain trauma and neurological disorders.

Administrative Assistant

Aaliya Blais-Batres

Aaliya is a Part-Time Administrative Assistant with Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic.

Aaliya is currently in her third year of her undergraduate degree in Forensic Psychology at Carleton University.

Her educational aspirations include completing a Ph.D. in Psychology and upon completion, her goal is to become a professor of Psychology.

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